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Maximum speed, control achieved for top-load carton closing with variable-pitch technology
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Maximum speed, control achieved for top-load carton closing with variable-pitch technology

Kliklok-Woodman’s new Vari-Straight top-load carton closer is fed by a conveyor that accommodates a range of carton dimensions with automatic, instantaneous variable-pitch technology. Variable pitch also ensures controlled carton turning, eliminating slip and timing issues.
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Up to 150 cartons/min closed by ultra-compact unit
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Up to 150 cartons/min closed by ultra-compact unit

The electronic-based Delkor Corp. Kapstone™ Carton Closer positions, closes, and seals three-flap cartons at speeds to 150 cpm. Watch it closing complex cartons for Cargill's Truvia sweetener using servo technology that replaces chain-driven lugs.
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High-tech, lower-cost hf/f/s for deli meats
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High-tech, lower-cost hf/f/s for deli meats

VisionPak™ Deli Machine servo-drive hf/f/s machine from CP Packaging provides ultra-sanitary safety and high-level machine performance based on Bosch Rexroth controls technology. Features a chain-free-direct drive web feed and the first 100% weld-free stainless-steel frame construction.
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High-speed parts bagging with 100% QC
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High-speed parts bagging with 100% QC

Model T-1000 from Advanced Poly-Packaging offers parts bagging to 100 cycles/min. Shown with UC-2400 Vibratory Parts Counter that handles parts up to 4-in. dia; thermal-transfer print handles product data plus logos and bar codes; and Model US-4000 Rotary Checkweigh Scale for 100% QC inspection.
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Light-weight plastic container handling at 525/min
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Light-weight plastic container handling at 525/min

Nalbach Engineering Co., Inc. demonstrates high-speed container handling with a line anchored by the NECOSORT-III High-Speed Plastic Bottle Unscrambler that uses only two moving parts and is capable of handling lightweighted bottles.
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Flexible filling line handles beverages at 80 bottles/min
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Flexible filling line handles beverages at 80 bottles/min

Fully integrated filling line allows supplement and sports nutrition co-packer All American Pharmaceutical to meet the demand for its homeopathic and RTD sports and nutrition beverages and concentrates.
Versatile shrink labeling equipment
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Versatile shrink labeling equipment

The LX-350 shrink labeler accommodates a variety of bottle shapes and sizes, operating at speeds to 400 bottles/min. Changeover parts are inexpensive and easy to adjust.
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Vertical stand-up pouching machine
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Vertical stand-up pouching machine

Matrix Packaging Machinery’s Aurora operates in a small footprint, producing pouches up to 11” x 13”, at speeds to 45 bags/min. Offers zipper applicator, automatic web edge guide and film tracking system, and a SmartSweep pleat removal system.
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Bottle unscrambler and air conveyor
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Bottle unscrambler and air conveyor

For lightweight bottles, Lanfranchi’s Model L3-SR-21-21 machine accepts bottles from a hopper or elevator. Operates at speeds to 600 bottles/min, and permits changeovers with no parts removal.
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Coding options abound with new fiber and pulse laser products
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Coding options abound with new fiber and pulse laser products

Replacing YAG systems, the new SunX LP-400 series CO2 laser marking line from Panasonic uses diode technology to provide from 70,000 to 100,000 hours of marking time. Also new, the company’s 25-watt pulse laser offers the largest marking field in the industry at 330 mm.
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New dual-access robot boasts slimmer design
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New dual-access robot boasts slimmer design

Quick and agile, with ‘human-like’ flexibility of movement, the SDA 10 is the latest generation of Motoman’s dual-arm robot. Slimmer and lighter-weight than its predecessor, the new model offers significantly faster acceleration, a stronger, 22.1-lb payload, and dual independent arm functionality.
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Versatile bag sealer still going strong after 20 years
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Versatile bag sealer still going strong after 20 years

All Packaging Machinery president Dan Wood describes the features of the company’s vertical, conveyorized band-sealing system (VCBSDM). In the market for two decades, the system can handle a wide range of bag sizes, styles, and materials, and provides sealing, cutting, and optional code dating.
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Advanced sleeve labeling systems apply sleeve labels at very high speeds
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Advanced sleeve labeling systems apply sleeve labels at very high speeds

Specifically designed for high speed runs of up to 400 products per minute, the new high-speed Label-Aire® Sleever Series Model 8500 will easily handle all industry standard sleeve materials and a wide range of container shapes and sizes.
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Costco snack pack operations
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Costco snack pack operations

Costco’s in-house production for tubed snacks relies on three f/f/s units and four pick-and-place robots to produce a 24-count variety pack.
Perfecting pasta packaging
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Perfecting pasta packaging

A line at Barilla's greenfield plant in Avon, NY, features a cartoner and two case packers. 
Servo-driven rotary placer reaches 300/min
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Servo-driven rotary placer reaches 300/min

For placing onserts, hang tags on bottles, warranty cards, promo literature, and much more, this rotary placer from Graphic Packaging relies on advanced servo technology for fixed or random-pitch placement at very high speeds.
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Maximum case packer flexibility
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Maximum case packer flexibility

The R700 Adabot Case Packer from Fallas Automation picks up bags on the fly at high speeds and loads them accurately into cases in any custom-pack pattern desired.
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A conveyor that's strong on reconfigurability
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A conveyor that's strong on reconfigurability

This 5200 Series Quick Conveyor from Dorner Mfg. is strong on modularity/flexibility, good at having products carry from one platform to the next on a one-belt conveyor, and suitable for quick setup and reconfiguration.
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